POSTER GIRL SERIES 1.1 SPRING and SUMMER 2018


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POSTER GIRL SERIES 1.1 SPRING and SUMMER 2018


 

 

POSTER GIRL
SERIES 1.1 S+S `18


november 2017
 

Poster Girl is made up of the creative partnership of designers Francesca Capper and Natasha Somerville who met during their studies at Central Saint Martins. Launched in March 2017, Poster Girl has grown rapidly working with retailers including Selfridges and Opening Ceremony with a unique sense of “nostalgia-meets-the-future”. Capper and Somerville’s personal take on the fashion schedule is based on four collections a year on the same theme as a continually building and developing annual collection.

 
POSTER GIRL  SERIES 1.1 (SPRING/SUMMER 2018) Lookbook LE MILE Magazine
 

Poster Girl was launched with Series 1.0 in mid-2016 and the most recent release under Series 1.1 coincides with the Spring/Summer 2018 season. Moving on from the blacn and silver chainmail collection which Poster Girl launched with, Series 1.1 includes clashing tones and reimagines the popular pastel trend under a fresh perspective. A driving force behind the designers’ vision stemmed from Zaha Hadid’s architectural fluidity and obsession with water giving birth to this year’s “liquid metal” chainmail concept. Their grounded ethos of fun aesthetic with serious ethics means all of the piece are expertly crafted in London. The Series 1.1 look-book was shot on location at Zaha Hadid’s Roca Gallery in London as a solid and otherworldly reflection of where the breakthrough label is headed.

Francesca Capper and Natasha Somerville graduated from Womenswear at Central Saint Martin’s in 2015. Between the two designers they have experience working for houses including Christian Dior, Bvlgari, Jeremy Scott, Alexander Wang, Vivienne Westwood and John Galliano among others, and have taken this wealth of experience and to found Poster Girl.

 

DROME MENS Collection of Spring and Summer 2018


DROME MENS Collection of Spring and Summer 2018


 

 

DROMe MENS
D
ROMe as a dream. DROMe as a journey. 


november 2017
 

DROMe presents the evocative new mens Spring/Summer 2018 collection images, shot by 20 year old artist, Gabriele Rosati 

 
DROMe Man SS18 x LE MILE Magazine by Gabriele Rosati
 

DROMe is a young Italian brand and stands as a project uniquely based on leather, rendered as a lively and natural material, yielding to shapes and themes inspired both by biker and sport worlds and by a new concept of this textile, renovating the classic notion of a "leather jacket". The DROMe atmosphere is subtle , inspired by the elegance of the Mod’s of the 1960’s

The style is utterly sophisticated with elaborated details, favoring a rather minimal approach, and with a peculiar care in terms of treatments. DROMe is not a mere product but the research of an individual and recognizable style, emerging from a poetic and passionate vision of the leather.

DROMe, indeed, presents a product that is powerful, unique, urban and rule breaking, but at the same time niche, sophisticated, cool, digital and musical. 

 

SADAK Spring-Summer-2018


SADAK Spring-Summer-2018


 

 

LE MILE SeLECTED
*SADAK*


november 2017
 

Inspired by a set of miniatures found at Belgrade’s ethnographic museum, SADAK’s new collection is a celebration of diversity and sartorial contradictions, blending the appeal of 1990s subcultures with the beauty of formal tailoring and timeless sportswear. 

 
SADAK SS18 collection Slave Sauvage x LE MILE Magazine
 

Entitled “Slave Sauvage”, the collection operates a surprising encounter between the dominant and the oppressed, the margins and the mainstream, the subversive and the classic. Slavic and Western-European elements are mixed freely within the line and garments express a desire for cross-cultural encounters, evidenced by the designer’s careful reinterpretation of utility workwear.

This season, tailoring comes to life in a variety of fabrics, from caramel-colored PVC to wool pinstripe, as well as printed cotton and silk. Worn with pleated shorts and mesh long johns, SADAK’s signature jacket is collarless and open in the back, held by belts in matching fabrics. Outerwear is a strong focus, from a reworked plastic blue biker coat to a new trench shape, blending the aesthetics of military shirts with the comfort of traditional Serbian clothing, featuring open sleeves and a generous volume.

Neon tones complement the exclusive print -which is done in blue and green- while beige and nude tones dominate the color palette this time, evoking the neutrality of uniforms as well as Northern African summers, where the desert remains an inspiring landscape. The designer’s longing for natural elements and contrasting textures clashes with the sleek and nihilistic appeal of a PVC wardrobe, including sweatshirts, shorts, overalls and fitted jackets, in shades of blue, tan and black. Brutal and refined at the same time, SADAK’s collection oozes with strength and vitality, underlining structure and ease, while mixing graphic lines with a flou sensibility. 

 

Converse Cons x Civilist


Converse Cons x Civilist


 

 

CONVERSE
Cons x Civilist


november 2017
 

The Berlin-based skateboard store *Civilist* has established itself as a household name in the global skateboarding community. It serves as a culture hub for art, music, and skateboarding. In 2017, Converse and Civilist celebrate the role Berlin has played in driving global street culture with interpretations of the One Star Pro and Chuck Taylor All Star Pro inspired by the city. 

 
 

The Converse Cons x Civilist pack pays homage to the history, evolution and grit of Berlin using the entire surface of the sneaker to tell its story. Designed for skateboarders, the pack takes its inspiration from two of the most famous landmarks representing Berlin – the TV Tower in the East, and the Radio Tower in the West. 

 

 

TSOLO MUNKH: FIERCE AND FEMININE


TSOLO MUNKH: FIERCE AND FEMININE


 

 

TSOLO MUNKH
Fierce + Feminine


november 2017
 

Tsolmandakh Munkhuu is a very special woman who defied and defeated the sometimes constricting confines of her native Mongolia to follow her creative urge. Thank goodness she did, and thank goodness she was strong, talented, and determined enough to succeed, because one thing is certain: ever since its 2010 foundation, Tsolmandakh Munkhuu’s fashion brand, Tsolo Munkh, has certainly been enriching the fashion world.

 
Tsolo Munkh x LE MILE Magazine
 

The artist (because one look at any one of her creations will prove that she is just that) has made a name for herself also thanks to her ability to take inspiration from traditional Mongolian and Buddhist elements (in a constant celebration of her roots) and western elements alike. Tsolmandakh Munkhuu set up base for her brand in Oulan Bator, but she took her studies in France (at Atelier Chardon Savard) and she knows the world in all its variety of shapes and cultures, a knowledge which shows in her designs. If you are not yet familiar with this impressive woman’s works, her Spring/Summer 18 Women’s collection is a great place to start. Presented at NeC gallery for 5 years now in Le Marais, in Paris, this collection is a striking array.   

There is a great use of leather and fur, as inspired by the Mongolian steppes. Tsolo Munkh’s designs have a feeling of ancestral earthiness to them. The sharp lines, along with the remarkable creasings and foldings, give us the image of a fiercely feminine woman able to face everything with the uttermost grace and elegance. One dress from the collection is enough to make any woman feel empowered. 

Wool also makes an appearance to “fluff up” and enrich leather jackets that promise war to any winter chill that might be blowing your way. 

The leathers are usually enriched with exquisite embroidery in a technique reminiscent of traditional Mongolian leather manufacturing mixed in with the creative flair of a passionate fashion designer. 

Black is the dominant color from one collection to another that, despite its fierceness, makes each piece delicate in its own way.

Tsolmandakh Munkhuu is a very special woman, Tsolo Munkh is a very special brand, and if you aren’t familiar with them yet, we suggest you rectify.

 

 

Zign Autumn-Winter 2017-18 Trendwatch


Zign Autumn-Winter 2017-18 Trendwatch


 

 

Zign
Fall+Winter `17/`18


november 2017
 

Zigns upcoming fall+winter `17/`18 collection perfectly blends classic + modern elements creating a timeless design with minimalist features that allow an effortless day to night look.

 
Zign Autumn/Winter 2017-18 Trendwatch | Urban Myths LE MILE Magazine
 

Metal eyelets and elastic sidepanels turn Derbys, Chelseas and Boots into urban allrounder while leather weekender and bumbags perfectly complement the harmoniously composed collection.

 

LE MILE Selected: A.F. Vandevorst


LE MILE Selected: A.F. Vandevorst


 

 

LE MILE SeLECTED
A.F. Vandevorst


november 2017
 

A.F. Vandevorst’s SS18 collection finds its artistic roots in motocross. Per tradition, the brand is heavily influenced by their favourite muse - the nomadic woman ready to experience. This season their muse gracefully embraces the off-road and speed of the motocross grounds.

 
A.F. Vandevorst x LE MILE Selected
 

The bright colours of the dirt track, primary and modernist, have been toned down, softened, creating more refined pieces. Motocross clothing and bike form, with the thin tires and large mudguards, provoked the use of
leather, big letters and roughed up style. The ‘Fireworks’ shoes, recognisable by their enticing glitter, are the ultimate night-time go-to. The nouveau sneaker, with asymmetric details, demands a second look. Boots featuring accentuating lines create flattering forms. To celebrate the first shoe-only collection and the brand’s ultimate muse, a new returning boot is introduced this year: the iconic ‘Nomad boot’. Inspired by LA beaches, where artists paint temporary tattoos on legs and
feet, the elegant form rocks a beautiful henna-like print.

The brand will show their Spring/Summer 2018 couture collection at Paris Haute Couture in January 2018.

 

 

Inner Landscape x Marzio Cavanna


Inner Landscape x Marzio Cavanna


 

 

INNER LANDSCAPE
*Marzio Cavanna *


november 2017
 

Everyone sees Milan as a busy and buzzing fashion capital... But my Milan is different...
My Milan is calm and inspiring... almost abandoned.
My Milan is mature and mysterious...

You need to become a spy, to recognize and see the hidden treasures of this city. To get to know, to feel My Milan, you would need to walk and look like a local. Every time I walk My Milan, I feel favored to being born and living in this city. 

 
Julia Ahtijainen_PRADA Inner Landscape_Marzio Cavanna
 

Marzio Cavanna is an Italian architect who was born in Milan.
He is driven by two passions – architecture and pharmacy – two very different yet equally dynamic and deep subjects to dive into. His first love, architecture, requires devotion and patience, as every project is a translation of an owner and his or her character. Marzio’s work is about creating an ambience, the sensation of a house or a room, while respecting the story of his subject matter. Marzio’s taste is surprisingly calm yet crispy and dark like Northern nights. His personal creations are rather masculine than feminine, rather Scandinavian than Italian, concrete and strong. “That’s because I adore winter months and Nordic design,” says the architect as we walk around Milan, “but Milan is my city... I really like Porta Venezia and Villa Necchi. There is something very chic and dynamic about these parts of Milan.” The way Marzio speaks about his city, makes a person next to him fall in love with Milan. It requires an eye for a detail and a character of a spy to recognize and understand the real spirit of the Milan. 

 

Julia Ahtijainen PRADA Inner Landscape Marzio Cavanna Architect

 

An object you cannot live without?
A pencil.

Your favorite movie?
“A Single Man” by Tom Ford

How would you define Milan?
What makes it outstanding are the people of Milan.
Although Milan is a small city in comparison to other metropolitans, it has an international atmosphere and two different sides ‘classical’ and ‘modern’ which give a harmoniously unique identity to the city.
It is a wonderful city that is in a constant development.

How would you define Italian culture?
Italian culture is convoluted, it has a rich history and fascinating future.

How would you define Italian taste?
Italian taste is complex, refined and always appreciated.

What is the meaning of life?
Life is about having and objective and finding a way to reach it.

What you’re afraid of?
That I won’t have enough of time to fulfill all my curiosities.

Your favorite song?
“Perfect Day” by Lou Reed

 

Who? Marzio Cavanna
Occupation? Architect
Company? MCA Studio
From? Milan, Italy

Story and Theme: Julia Ahtijainen
Photography: Andrea Benedetti
Style: Kensuke Takehara

www.mcastudio.com

 

MAX TAN


MAX TAN


 

 

MAX TAN
S/S`18 Collection *CONTINENTAL DRIFT*


november 2017
 

In a nutshell - The theory of continental drifts realised in the modern age; new media, digital communications as a catalyst. The state of the world currently - the world becoming one, clashing cultures, social conflicts and fake news.

 
Max Tan Spring Summer Collection 2017 x LE MILE Magazine
 

Inspiration – The earth moves; “fashion changes”, so they say. The concept of a moving earth has long captured my imagination and fascination. This collection I’m presenting is all about Continental Drift. Could it be the tectonic shift that is making people crazy? Greed, ignorance has proven to be the root disaster for humanity and the world is currently having an epic meltdown. Global warming, capitalism and so on.

I search for elements that reflect the zeitgeist through the ultimate human journey and try to translate them into wearable “shits” in hope of resonating with our chakra and connects us back to nature.

Think of me as a collector with a mind that thrives on variety. The cabinet (of curiosities) of Dr. Caligari. There you can find everything from old Novas to sacred texts and pulp fiction titles of hard mid-century lesbianism.